Garda CL Northwest, Inc.
Along with co-counsel Dan Johnson, SGB prosecuted a class action lawsuit in King County Superior Court alleging that Garda failed to provide its armored car drivers and guards with rest and meal breaks. Following a bench trial in the summer of 2015, Judge Julie Spector entered judgment in the amount of $8.4 million on behalf of the plaintiff class. Garda has appealed that judgment.
The Court of Appeals upheld the judgment, but partially revoked the award of double damages following the Pellino v. Brink’s decision of 2010. On August 23, 2018 the Washington State Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and remanded for further consideration of the double damages award. The case is currently pending before the Court of Appeals.
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